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ARTIST
TITLE
Ring
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
STAUBDIG 008CD STAUBDIG 008CD
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RELEASE DATE
11/23/2010

Cologne electronic musician Reuber (one half of the duo Klangwart, along with Markus Detmer) presents his fifth album on Staubgold. Ring is kosmische musik at its best that needs no comparison. Since 1998, Timo Reuber has pursued a solo career in electronic music, which resulted in four much-noted solo albums for the Staubgold label. In his solo performances, he combines archaic singing techniques with rhythmic, delicate, ecstatic sound collages. Apart from his work as a musician, he continues to work for television, writing and developing screenplays. Reuber on Ring: "The title track 'Ring' is a snapshot of an electronic collage in a state of permanent flux. It is a dynamic, energetic stream based on the Reuber-sound pool. The latter has accrued over a number of years and consists of countless sample snippets, loops and sequences. The track's basic structures have evolved during live shows. However, 'Ring's' individual elements react differently with each other in almost every performance, depending on room acoustics, audience and my frame of mind on the day of a performance. Therefore, no 'Ring' sounds like another. It does not have a final form. Its ideal impact is achieved live or loud. 'Ring Ring,' 'Ringer,' 'Ring Frei' and 'Ringfest' are rhythmic studies in sound with one or two instruments, respectively. Phraselab and Kaossilator are simple synthesizers with very limited, yet highly idiosyncratic sound and rhythm characteristics. My motivation to get a grip on these machines and fathom their possibilities was: Can I find and/or express the 'Reuber principle' (whatever it might be) with this restricted number of sounds? I came to the conclusion that it's impossible to invent groundbreaking new forms of music with it, but that you can have a field day just rocking your socks off. Fuck the principle. This is my 'motorbike album'." Recording and mastering: Josef Suchy.